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Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

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#4 of 125 in Parks in Upper Peninsula
Must see · Waterfall · State Park
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Explore Michigan's second-largest state park. The 20,234 hectare (50,000 acre) Tahquamenon Falls State Park features one of the largest waterfalls in the area with a drop of nearly 15 m (50 ft). A second waterfall area highlights five smaller falls around an island. Discover over 35 km (22 mi) of hiking trails or rent a rowboat or canoe in the lower falls. Winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The park features detailed signs throughout that explain natural sites. To visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park and get the most from your holiday in Paradise, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paradise tour itinerary builder app.
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  • We always look forward to visit the falls and understand that walking can be tricky in the winter. The park had the trail to the upper falls plowed but still had some icy spots to be careful with... 
    We always look forward to visit the falls and understand that walking can be tricky in the winter. The park had the trail to the upper falls plowed but still had some icy spots to be careful with...  more »
  • The power of this waterfall!!! Wow!!! It is an easy hike back to the falls, with multiple viewing sites. 
    The power of this waterfall!!! Wow!!! It is an easy hike back to the falls, with multiple viewing sites.  more »
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  • This stop was a nice surprise. There were very nice trails that led us to multiple overlook areas. Many of the trails were paved and easy to walk for the grandmas. It looks like they are adding even more amenities to the site.
  • Absolutely gorgeous. For all the hikers, and backpackers! Start at the lower falls early day (at open) take in the lower falls and it's beauty then take the 4.4 mile hike. It's trail rated "hard" and I'll admit, for someone who doesn't have much hiking experience just starting out and Ill admit am a little out of shape this was a tough one at times. But if you take your time you can make it. Once you finish this 5 mile hike (trust me it's more like 5 miles once you get off) you can either choose to go down one of viewing areas, don't. Just go to the bathroom refill on water and eat your lunch. Give your legs a break. When you rested up a Lil then check the viewing areas and enjoy the upper falls, then do the trail in reverse to get back to your car. When you finish, spend the rest of the day on the island in the lower falls. It's a great place to swim and relax. It's got alot of steep inclines and declines you feel like you trekked a mile and you did .5 haha but it was absolutely awesome! All of it! I'd do it again in a heartbeat and I'll be back to do it again.

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